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French Embassy in Canada

The French Embassy is an example of 1930s art deco, built primarily of materials from Quebec and France. In this building, which was inaugurated in 1939, highlights include the Salon de l’hon. George W. Vari (formerly the Birch Bark Room), a replica of the Vimy memorial, bronze decorations by André Bizette-Lindet, a fresco by Alfred Courmes and historical wall engravings. Due to COVID-19, the building remains closed to the public. An exhibition on Sussex Drive, however, will give you more information on this iconic building. In addition, as part of Digital Doors Open, you can take a virtual tour here.

Tell us your story about this site

  • Digital Doors Open
  • Virtual tour
  • French services available
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

42 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario


Year built: 1930s
Architectural style: Art deco
Building type: Private residence

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa

French Embassy in Canada 42 Sussex Drive